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Cool Coastal & Waterfront Interiors

Cool coastal interiors are perfect for summertime! Boasting a light and airy feel, this design style is often found sporting light neutrals such as sand, tan, white, green, and blue hues. Shoreline-inspired designs often lean on the natural; utilizing organic elements such as driftwood, stone, distressed woods, soft linens, and other natural attributes. These natural components bring unique texture, so finding a balance between their look and feel is key to a harmonious design.

Here are a few of my favorite coastal styles that showcase how versatile this design trend can be!

Beach-Inspired Decor

Coastal Style Dining Room Image Source : Bayberry Cottage

Coastal Style Family Room Image Source : Bayberry Cottage

Beach-themed decor and/or accents are a great way to hone in on your waterfront design. Nautical-themed decor, artwork, seashells, and classic stripes all enhance the feel of a coastal home. Whether your home is on the oceanfront or a lake, including details that represent your area will further personalize your space.

Shiplap Accents

Opechee Way House Master Bedroom Interior Design Image Source : Courtney Thomas Design

Contemporary Bedroom Nandina Home Design Image Source : Nandina Home & Design

Shiplap accents, whether on the wall or ceiling, is a classic element to coastal design. With a nod to rustic design and its rich texture, shiplap will create a beachside cottage feel, no matter the size of the home. If you don’t have shiplap walls already, there are plenty of wallpaper alternatives that look just as amazing!

Indoor/Outdoor Textiles

Blue And White Pool House Contemporary Living Room Atlanta Image Source : Nandina Home & Design

Berkshire House Living Room Interiors Image Source : Courtney Thomas Design

It’s no secret that many interior designers swear by indoor/outdoor textiles even when not at the beach - which makes sense as they are way more durable! But the textures and prints make them a perfect choice for beachfront and shoreline homes. Complement your home & location by opting for playful patterns and waterfront hues, such as blue, green, and beige.

Natural Textures & Colors

Southhampton Ny Patio Image Source : Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors

Hamptons Modern Family Room Image Source : Betty Wasserman Art & Interiors

Nothing says laidback and sophisticated as much as neutral colors and organic textures. Distressed and polished woods, houseplants, and soft color palettes will undoubtedly create a feeling of easy-breezy beach life.

Enjoy bringing out your summer aesthetic with these unique, vibrant, and relaxed styles. Let me know which aesthetic fits your style in the comment section below!

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6 Responses to "Cool Coastal & Waterfront Interiors"

  • leah
    April 11, 2018 - 10:07 pm Reply

    Beautiful designs and I like how these range from colorful to neutral!

    • Angelica Angeli
      April 12, 2018 - 3:26 pm Reply

      Yeah! This style is so versatile! Must be why so many waterfront homes opt for a coastal vibe. Thanks for the comment!

  • Sina
    April 12, 2018 - 8:19 am Reply

    Great looks for summer. I live on the coast and I love all of the natural colors and fabrics.

    • Angelica Angeli
      April 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm Reply

      Hi Sina! Natural materials are key to a coastal design — I’d love to hear what elements you use in your own home. Thanks for reading & commenting!

  • Kris
    April 12, 2018 - 3:11 pm Reply

    Gorgeous – which i had a beach house!

    • Angelica Angeli
      April 12, 2018 - 3:28 pm Reply

      That makes two of us, Kris! Glad you liked the post 🙂

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